Green Apple Cucumber Salad – low fat


Sliced green apple, sliced seed cucumber, onion, tarragon and fresh lemon tossed with a low fat brown sugar curry-cinnamon yogurt dressing. Yikes. Smooth and buttery tasting!

Serves 6


1 lg. garden variety cucumber, peel, seed, cut ends off, cut in half from end to end, slice into 1/4 wide arcs

1 lg. green apple, cut into quarters, core each segment, then thinly slice each segment – leave skins on

the thinner the better for the apple

1 sm. yellow onion, cut off ends, cut in half from end to end, then very thinly slice into half rings

zest and juice of 1 lg. ripe lemon – zest, cut in half, squeeze, strain (1/4 c. juice)

1 t. dried tarragon

In large bowl combine all salad ingredients. Toss well to coat thoroughly all apple slices with lemon juice.


1 c. plain dairy-free yogurt – I used Forager brand

2 T. Balsamic vinegar

1 T. granulated sugar

2 T. brown sugar

1 t. cinnamon

1 t. mild curry powder

1 t. garlic powder

1/8 t. celery seed

1 t. salt

fresh grind black pepper to taste

Combine all dressing ingredients in bowl and whisk till smooth. Adjust seasoning and set aside.


Pour dressing over salad ingredients, toss to coat well, cover and refrigerate till ready to serve. Or, transform to serving bowl and serve immediately.

Serve as a condiment salad or in a lettuce cup as a side salad.

Best served the day it’s made.

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